The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is working on a plan to create virtual classes for Missouri students.
Sen. Bill Stouffer (R - Northwest Missouri) his introduced a bill to increase the state sales tax by a penny to fund expansions of Interstates 70 and 44. The act will sunset after 10 years, and while I am sure Sen.
Everybody loses from minimum wage increases like the one just passed in Missouri. David Nicklaus comments on the effects of Arizona's law:
The Columbia Daily Tribune has a story on a new proposal for tax credits to direct more money toward failing public schools:
In the race for 'Dumbest electoral proposal of the new century,' the 21st has an early favorite and its right here in North St.
The Columbia Tribune reports on a debate over legislation that would allow parents more freedom to transfer kids between schools:
We're one step closer to a state takeover of the Saint Louis school district:
The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reports on the raging controversy over liberalizing laws that now bar midwives from delivering babies without the supervision
A few decades ago, cable TV looked like a monopoly that was here to stay. Missouri passed cable franchise laws, which require cable companies to go through a time-consuming process to obtain permission to operate from local governments. One rationale was that franchise laws would protect consumers, but now that new technologies have sprung up that offer alternatives to cable, those outdated laws actually keep potential competitors out of the market. Missouri should pass cable franchise reform so consumers can enjoy lower prices and better service.